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Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate

Looking for a program that will give you the training necessary to enter the workforce of an in-demand field? Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs) are health care professionals who test, maintain and repair medical equipment. As a BMET, you could work for a hospital, medical device manufacturer, or third-party hospital vendor, fixing and testing a wide range of medical devices and clinical applications. Once you complete the certificate, you have the option to continue your education by earning the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate or applying your courses toward an A.A.S. degree.

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Explore careers as a biomedical equipment technician, a critically important part of the health care field. Earn a proficiency certificate at the College and you could be on your way to a career in this in-demand field.

Five Things to Know about Biomedical Equipment Technicians

  • BMETs Make A Difference As A Vital Part Of The Health Care Team!
    Doctors, nurses and patients depend on BMETs to troubleshoot and fix essential equipment in hospitals, such as ICU monitors, ventilators, defibrillators, electrosurgery units, infant incubators and more.
  • BMETs Have Awesome Employment Opportunities
    Nationally employment of BMETs is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.* In Pennsylvania, 111 positions for BMETs are expected to be added per year through 2018.
  • BMETs Earn Excellent Starting Salaries with Benefits
    Median annual earnings in May 2012 for a BMETs: $44,570.* The average salary in Pennsylvania is $47,560; entry level BMETs may start at a salary above $35,000.
  • BMETs Experience the Cutting Edge of Medical Technology
    BMETs learn about new technology when it is introduced in hospitals.
  • BMETs Have Numerous Opportunities for Advancement
    BMETs can advance in steps to become Senior BMETs, or many become specialists.

 

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Degree Options

Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may: enter the workforce; earn the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate; or apply your courses to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology associate's degree program, and then transfer to a four-year college.

 

Career Options

  • Entry-level BMET
  • Hospitals
  • Hospital service  providers
  • Medical device manufacturers

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Time to Complete

Less Than
1 YEAR

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Hear from the Senior Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia about careers in Biomedical Equipment Technology.

Explore careers as a biomedical equipment technician, a critically important part of the health care field. Earn a proficiency certificate at the College and you could be on your way to a career in this in-demand field.